Women In Heels In A Swimming Pool By Jill Greenberg
Photographer Jill Greenberg is currently showing an exhibit of high-heel-themed photographs at Clamp Art in New York. The twist as you can see in the image above is that the women are wearing the shoes while in a swimming pool. The press describing the show explains:
In 2008, Greenberg was commissioned to shoot a commercial fashion shoot with the US Olympic Synchronized Swim Team, which included two setups calling for high heels. The artist was struck by the absurdity of the styling. The swimmers wear stilettos, which are meant to heighten sexuality, but in reality, restrict movement and impose a lack of controL. Greenberg depicts the tension of her models coming to the surface gasping for air while wrestling with the weight of the water as a metaphor for the role women must play in the outside world.